Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Am I Crazy?

I started a sweater! Two days before law school begins... am I crazy to think I'll have any time to knit in the next four months? It's not a very complicated sweater- the Minimalist Cardigan from the new Interweave.

I've got about 3" done so far, and I'm already wishing I knew how to knit Continental (is that the style where you hold the working yarn in your left hand?), because all this k1 p1 is a little tedious with the working yarn in my right hand.

Even if I only get to work on this a few hours (minutes?) a week, I think it will be a mindless escape from hours and hours of legal reading. And perfect for fall. Just look at the wooly, nubbly goodness!

I'm using Cascade 220 in a lovely heathered shade called Garnet that reminds me of a good red wine. Maybe mulled, to fit with the fall theme.

While I was buying the yarn, a gorgeous, sunny yellow sock yarn caught my eye and I just couldn't resist. Even though I won't be making socks anytime soon (I don't think), it was just sitting there on the shelf, calling to me while my Cascade was being wound into cakes. So I got it. It's Shubui, 100% superwash merino in a colorway called Finch. I'm thinking it will be the perfect antidote to the dreary, gray, rainy, wintry weather I'm facing for the next several months.


Joanne said...

No, you are not crazy - I knit my way through boring med school classes. Also when the air conditioning was too cold the knitting kept me warm. So go ahead and Knit Away!

If you haven't figured it out by then - when I visit in Dec I can show you how to knit the other way. Someone showed me one year at Pel Reunion!

Love, Mom

lupinbunny said...

I never knit more than when pondering exactly how I should draft a share transfer... if you know, it'd be a good idea to tell me before I simultaneously (a) finish the babette blankie; and (b) fail to hand in the assignment.

Trust me, there's a million gaps in law school life that need filling with stitches.